The fifth avenue of Playa del Carmen, or simply La Quinta, is the heart of the city and one of the first mandatory tours for visitors.
The fifth, is a pedestrian street that runs parallel and very close to the beach where there is a HUGE amount of restaurants, spas, shops, cafes, boutiques, jewelers, ice cream parlors, art galleries, crafts and souvenirs, for all the tastes and budgets. In short, a paradise for shopping.
The avenue begins its magic in Paseo del Carmen, a small square located on Avenida 10 and Calle 1 Sur and communicates with the fifth through an alley with good places to have a coffee, coffee or buy clothes, from commercial brands or designer clothing. It is also an excellent place to shelter from the heat, because its environment is usually cool by the fountains and the leftovers of the trees.
A little further on from the Paseo del Carmen, you will find the founders park and the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, a quite familiar and quiet place with ample beach space.
At the intersection between the fifth and the av. twelve, you will find the nightlife of Playa, a street full of clubs, bars, restaurants and shows. A huge range of entertainment for young people - of age or soul - is here, from small bars to take mezcal with electronic music or clubs with two or three floors to dance and consummate a night of adrenaline.
In the route of the fifth avenue you will also run into Calle Corazón, a cozy alley full of light with cafes, art galleries and restaurants to spend a very pleasant moment, it is a small respite to continue with the fifth. It is located between avenues twelve and fourteen and has access to the fifth and fourteenth.
The walk of the fifth can be prolonged until approximately the 38 avenue, where the commercial activity begins to be smaller. Do not be surprised to find eagle warriors on the way or meet with several groups of mariachis, cigar shops or you will also see a great presence of Argentine and Italian food, two communities that have made Playa their home, the surprises are many, even for those who playenses is not difficult with something new and curious.